KUPWARA: The Jammu and Kashmir police have apprehended a narcotic smuggler and recovered 21 grams of Brown Sugar from his possession last night in the Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said on Friday.
Identified as Gulzar Ahmad Baba of Kawari Laderwan Awoora from Rigipora area, police said he is a Village Level Worker (VLW). He was arrested at a Naka led by SHO Kupwara Mohammad Rafiq under the supervision of DySP Headquarters Rashid Younis at Rigipora area, police said. “Gulzar was arrested while peddling the narcotics to sell it among the youth of Kupwara,” SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas said.
He said Gulzar tried to evade his interception, but was caught tactfully and his personal search led to the recovery of 21 grams of Brown Sugar, which was seized and sealed on spot.
“During preliminary investigations, Gulzar revealed that he was on way to sell the narcotics in small quantities among the youth of Kupwara. Further investigations in the case to unearth this drugs syndicate is in progress,” he said, adding, “Gulzar is a known peddler who in the garb of government employment is stealthily involved in drugs peddling in the area. Strong legal action has been initiated against him.” (GNS)